I found some lovely old Sanderson fabric that I had forgotten I had (too much fabric, no no, not at all!) but there wasn't quite enough for the bay window so I ordered some more from Ebay. When it arrived it was not quite the same pattern, so now I had two floral fabrics neither of which were large enough to make the curtains.
So naturally the answer was to stalk some more Sanderson fabric on ebay and make patchwork curtains. They still need lining but now they are up it might be a while before I get round to it.
They have certainly perked up the room and I am delighted with them.
Have you got any Perky Projects planned to cheer up the winter months?
So The Big Sister helped by drawing a name from my newly knitted teal beret and the winner is .....
Christy from Lil Bit Brit. So please let me know your address and I'll get your goodies in the post.
I am going to try and find a few minutes today to have a play with my Christmas present from Mr FK
a fancy pants cutting machine! I want to use it for cutting fabric to make patchwork and applique easier on my hands. They have been getting increasingly painful over the last couple of years, combined with ongoing pain in arms, legs and ankles and also poleaxing tiredness. My GP diagnosed me with fibromyalgia a couple of months ago and I am still learning about how to pace myself ( ha ha!) and what I can do to reduce the pain and improve my energy levels.
Right I have an embroidery tutorial to finish today, a knitted egg cosy pattern to work on for an upcoming class and a hen party booking to plan for - business is going well and I feel so lucky to be doing something I love that fits around the children too.
So a little later than planned (thanks to starting the New Year with a lovely D&V bug!) here are the giveaway prizes. I thought I'd include one of my tweedy brooches as well as the cushion,a little pick me up for your favourite cardi. I have a super collection of felted jumpers and rescued velvet that are perfect for brooches. In fact I have a whole suitcase full! I love to use vintage suitcases for storage as they look wonderful all stacked on top of each other and I can just grab the one I need when dashing off to run a workshop.
I generally pick them up for pennies at my local jumble and am going to try covering one of the tatty ones with fabric to perk it up, in fact Perky Projects are on the horizon - a quick makeover or project that delivers maximum perkiness is the antidote to the endless grey,damp weather and post Christmas slump.